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November 12, 2015, 9:17 pm

Primetime Pigskin Notes – Letting Loose

For the last several years, Walled Lake Western has “gone blonde” for the football postseason. This fall, the currently unbeaten Warriors are going one step further. Western is in playoff-beard mode from here on out. Love the scruff, boyz!! Detroit East English Village junior quarterback Delvin Washington might be the difference in the Bulldogs D1 ...

Football

November 11, 2015, 9:48 pm

Doing It At The Highest Level – Local Pro-Angle Update

A few former prepsters from Metro Detroit are making an impact at the NFL level lately. Let’s take a looksee at who from the area high school scene is doing the most destruction in the pros recently. Jeremy Langford (Westland John Glenn) – This slippery, slick-footed rookie tailback broke out on national tv last week ...

Football

November 10, 2015, 11:34 pm

Dakota’s Dog On The Prowl In Playoff Time

The Pitbull is loose. I’m talking about Macomb Dakota football star Brandon Pittman. This kid is off-the-chain good. He plays with tenacity, passion and intelligence. And on both sides of the ball. Pittman is the engine that makes Dakota’s offense and defense run with rapid-fire precision these days. The Cougars’ senior captain has been the ...

Football

November 9, 2015, 11:09 pm

The Recruiting Ticker – Gridder’s Paradise

Some news & notes from the state’s football recruiting world Southfield-Lathrup senior defensive end Eyioma Uwazurike recently committed to the University of Toledo. This kid is rough, rugged and raw on the gridiron and is upside at the next level resides on the moon. He was a major reason why the Lathrup Chargers sent their ...

Football

November 8, 2015, 11:38 pm

Like A Rock – C.C. Bulletin Board.

Burney loves the secondary at Detroit Catholic Central – this senior-stacked defensive backfield could be the reason why ShamrocksNation is punching another ticket to Ford Field and the state football finals in just a few short weeks. Let’s call them the BallHawk Baller Brigade, shall well? Alright, let’s roll call it: Alex Bock – Pure ...

Football

November 5, 2015, 11:43 pm

Revisiting His Past: Talk About Déjà Vu!

Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook football coach Joe D’Angelo will be watching a ghost play quarterback Saturday afternoon for his club’s opponents, his former Birmingham Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets, in what is sure to be an emotional D4 district final. Not only are the ‘Jackets coached by Dan MacLean, D’Angelo’s protégé, they are led into battle under ...

Football

November 4, 2015, 10:26 pm

The Falcon Factor – Upset Fever

If Birmingham Groves wants to pull the upset on the football field Friday night versus a whopper of a WL Western squad, these are the players for FALCONSNATION who will be the X-Factors Beau Kewley (QB) – Coolest cat in the city of Birmingham right now, talk about SWEET 16!! His composure and command in ...

Football

November 3, 2015, 10:10 pm

Five For Fighting – Mile-High MoTown Revue

FIVE FOR FIGHTING – Top University of Colorado Buffalo Football Players From Detroit During The Bill McCartney Era (1982-1994 – the subject of this week’s new 30-for-30 on ESPN) 1. Charles Johnson (Birmingham DCD) – Quarterbacked DCD to a state title as a prepster, quarterbacked CU to a National Championship 2. Michael Westbrook (Detroit Chadsey) ...

Basketball

November 1, 2015, 5:16 pm

Beantown Baller Alert – Tying His Fortunes To The East

Romulus-transfer Ty Groce is one of the top wing prospects on the state’s high school hoops scene. His performance in his former Ypsilanti Lincoln digs proved that. Over this weekend, Groce turned his attention to the next level and committed to Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Groce (6-6) is an athletic slasher with a silky ...

Football

October 31, 2015, 11:14 pm

Whose Got The Power After Round One?

Burney’s Prep Pigskin Power Pack 1 (tie). Detroit Cass Tech – Loss in PSL Finals might have been a blessing, CT looked like a team on the warpath in Rd. 1 walloping of Warren Mott 1 (tie). Detroit King – Talent-stacked PSL champs needs to clean a few things up from a comeback win over ...

Football

October 29, 2015, 6:00 pm

Football Recruiting Quick Hits: Flirtations & Proffers

Farmington senior linebacker and Michigan-commit David Reese aka THE BEAST is having such an incredible senior season (well over the 100-tackle mark already), a bunch of power-conference college programs are in the midst of trying to pry his commitment loose from Team Harbaugh – Florida, Texas and Nebraska all recently offered Corey Malone-Hatcher (St. Joseph ...